Monday to Friday:- 8:45am – 5:15pm (Melbourne Office)

Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) Lawyers

Small and Medium size businesses are regarded as the engine room of Australian business. It is typically a competitive environment – therefore, you want to give yourself every advantage possible. A part of that is the appropriate experience of your lawyers. The expertise of an expert SME lawyer can be of massive benefit to a business’ viability – to get the documents right – the first time.

As experienced and reputable small business lawyers we appreciate that concise, precise, down-to-earth and reasonably priced legal advice is a critical component to the long-term success of our client’s businesses in today’s highly competitive, demanding business environment. When you need a trusted and experienced small business solicitor, get expert advice from the team at PCL Lawyers.

Quality Services Advice for your Small Business Needs

Our lawyers strive to build long-term relationships with our SME clients. We understand the value in understanding the nature and needs (both now and in the future) of each client’s business. We see ourselves as true business life-cycle lawyers because of the broad nature of the combined expertise in our team.

As your SME lawyers, we offer the following services:

Business Set Up

  • Structuring the business – company, trust, sole trader, partnership
  • Shareholder Agreements

Contracts (including negotiation and enforcement)

Employment-related matters (including executive and other employment contracts, unfair dismissal, employee disputes, restraint of trade and protections of confidential information


  • Leasing, sale and purchase


  • Buying a franchise – Franchise Agreement advice
  • Selling a franchise
  • Franchise Disputes

Buying a Business

Sale of Business

Intellectual Property (including trademarks and copyright)

Real Estate

  • Buying and selling real estate (commercial conveyancing)
  • Land use and zoning
  • Retail Leasing
  • Commercial Leasing – retail leases and non-retail leases

Debt Recovery

Litigation and Disputes

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Dispute Resolution

Loans, Equipment Leases and Securities

Succession Planning


  • Tax compliance
  • Stamp duty
  • GST
  • Penalty Notices
  • Investigations
  • ATO Disputes and litigation

Terms of Trade

Workplace health and safety compliance

No matter what your specific requirements, a small business solicitor will provide you with the advice and services you need. To discuss any legal matters with our expert small business lawyer, call PCL Lawyers on 1300 907 335 and schedule an appointment. Or if you like, simply fill in the enquiry form on this page and we will respond to you promptly.

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